ABHMS Monitors Hurricane Dorian; Accepts Donations for Relief Efforts Through OGHS
American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is monitoring the status of Hurricane Dorian. If a need in the Carolinas or other U.S. area arises, a response will be determined at that time.
ABHMS will collaborate with American Baptist Churches of the South (ABCOTS) and has been in contact with ABCOTS Executive Minister Dr. James Harrison.
How you can help
Please join ABHMS in prayer for the Bahamas, which experienced significant damage to property and loss of lives. Pray for evacuees in the United States and Puerto Rico and those reliving trauma from previous hurricanes. Pray also for all first responders and emergency workers who are coming to their aid.
Financial contributions to support relief efforts within the United States can be sent through your local American Baptist church or via check payable to ABHMS and mailed to the attention of Leda Carter at American Baptist Home Mission Societies, 1075 First Ave., King of Prussia, PA 19406. Write "One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS)-Southern Floods/Storms" on the memo line.
Financial contributions to support relief efforts in the Bahamas can be sent through your local American Baptist church, online (select "Hurricane Dorian [Bahamas]" from the drop-down Support menu), or via check payable to International Ministries and mailed to International Ministries, Attn: Gifts Processing, 1003 W 9th Ave., Suite A, King of Prussia, PA 19406. Please write "OGHS-Bahamas Relief" on the memo line.
One hundred percent of donations go to relief efforts; no dollars are retained for administrative costs.
Please contact International Ministries regarding any response the organization is coordinating outside of the United States and Puerto Rico.
If you have questions, contact the Rev. Kadia Edwards, ABHMS national coordinator of Volunteer-mobilization and Disaster-response Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-768-2449.
One Great Hour of Sharing is administered by the World Relief Committee of the Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA. The committee facilitates American Baptist emergency relief, disaster rehabilitation, refugee work and development assistance by establishing policy guidelines and overseeing distribution of the annual One Great Hour of Sharing offering received by churches.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.
American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God's mission around the world.